10629560 - nutritionIt takes an average of 3500 calories to put on a pound of fat. This may seem like a lot of calories, but it really isn’t unrealistic for a person to unwittingly consume 3500 calories in a day or two. You need to balance calories to lose weight. This includes a balanced diet combined with exercise to burn off unneeded calories.

Balance Calories to Lose Weight

Eat less and exercise more = balancing calories to lose weight. This is negative calorie balance. Yes, it is simple and it is the easiest way to lose weight the healthy way.

Calories are units of energy. Taking in and expending the same amount of calories – units of energy – will maintain your weight. This is isocaloric balance. This is what you can do for weight maintenance when you reach your target weight range.

Your weight gain was due to positive caloric balance. This is when you ate far more calories over a long period of time than you expended in energy.

To summarize, sitting around and starving yourself is not the way to lose weight. You need to keep moving and eat healthy food. You will usually not eat less than you burn off on a daily basis. Your negative calorie balance will accrue over several days and weeks when you exercise and follow a healthy diet.

Setting Diet and Exercise Goals

Water is the only thing you can put into your system without a caloric content. Black coffee and tea can also be counted as neutral. Everything you eat and drink has some calorie content.

At NYC Weightloss Solutions, you will discover a how to balance calories and exercise through a customized diet solution. Your goal will be to eat healthy, low calorie foods that stimulate your metabolism.

Your body’s metabolism establishes how fast you burn calories. This is the basal metabolic rate that is different in each person based on height, weight, and bone structure. Exercise increases the metabolism in most people, helping to use up calories.

When you balance calories, you are eating healthy food low in sugar and fat. You can actually consume more foods that are generally low in calories and high in nutritional value.

Healthy food offers:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fiber
  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Antioxidants

Fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, low fat dairy products, lean meat, fish, poultry, and whole grain baked goods are all healthy foods. Your sugar comes from fruits and vegetables, not pastries.

Eat complex carbohydrates including quinoa, brown rice, oats, bran and barley. Give up fatty foods and rich desserts full of empty calories that have no nutritional value.

NYC Weightloss Solutions Will Help Balance Calories

NYC Weightloss Solutions nutritionists will set you up with a customized diet solution of balanced calories combined with an exercise plan for you to lose weight. Call (212) 759-8118 or click below to schedule a free consultation.

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